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I’m Just Saying: The Art of Civil Discourse: A Guide to Maintaining Courteous Communication in an Increasingly Divided World

I'm Just Saying: The Art of Civil Discourse: A Guide to Maintaining Courteous Communication in an Increasingly Divided World

A straightforward look at the history and the art of maintaining courteous communication in an increasingly divided world.

Have you ever been in a conversation that, after volleying back and forth, ended with the words, “I’m just saying …”? Usually, this signals frustration, that the discussion has reached a dead end, that you haven’t made your point, and may even leave you feeling that your relationship with the other person has changed for the worse. Digital interactions, devoid of nuance and understanding, further complicate discussion. We may believe that we are superior because our opinions are the “right” ones, and in the future avoid conversations with those whose opinions differ from ours, sending us into a never-ending echo chamber.

In I’m Just Saying, author Milan Kordestani shows us that although challenging conversations can be unpleasant, they can also help us grow. Sometimes, people inspire us to change how we speak, making us better communicators in the process as we search to find common ground with those with whom we disagree. Kordestani uses contemporary case studies and personal experience to teach readers how to have constructive conversations by engaging in civil discourse–the idea that good-faith actors can reach consensus on any opinion-based disagreement. He discusses influential leaders and reflects on his successes and failures in creating The Doe, an online publication focused on civil discourse. He addresses the challenges that digital media consumption presents when seeking common ground–especially when people are only digitally connected.

Civil discourse, an essential part of democracy, is becoming rare in today’s digital age. I’m Just Saying examines discourse’s successes and the ways to rebuild it. Drawing from history, popular culture, and personal anecdotes, the book promotes effective civil discourse by providing practical advice and strategies for respect. Through story, I’m Just Saying offers insight and tools for politeness in a divided world.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CLNCL1LH
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Recorded Books, Inc.; Unabridged edition (April 25, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8212411981
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.75 x 6.88 x 1.25 inches

Genevra Sforza and the Bentivoglio: Family, Politics, Gender and Reputation in (and beyond) Renaissance Bologna (Gendering the Late Medieval and Early Modern World)

Genevra Sforza and the Bentivoglio: Family, Politics, Gender and Reputation in (and beyond) Renaissance Bologna (Gendering the Late Medieval and Early Modern World)

Genevra Sforza (ca. 1441-1507) lived her long life near the apex of Italian Renaissance society as wife of two successive de facto rulers of Bologna: Sante Bentivoglio then Giovanni II Bentivoglio. Placed there twice without a dowry by Duke Francesco Sforza as part of a larger Milanese plan, Genevra served the Bentivoglio by fulfilling the gendered role demanded of her by society, most notably by contributing eighteen children, accepting many illegitimates born to Giovanni II, and helping arrange their futures for the success of the family at large. Based on contemporary archival research conducted across Italy, this biography presents Genevra as the object of academic study for the first time. The book also explores how Genevra’s life-story, filled with a multitude of successes appropriate for an elite fifteenth-century female, has been transformed into a farraginous body of misogynistic legends claiming she destroyed the Bentivoglio and the city of Bologna.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Amsterdam University Press (February 27, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 344 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9463726845
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9463726849
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.57 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.4 x 1 x 9.3 inches

The Name of the World: A Novel

The Name of the World: A Novel

The acclaimed author of Jesus’ Son and Already Dead returns with a beautiful, haunting, and darkly comic novel. The Name of the World is a mesmerizing portrait of a professor at a Midwestern university who has been patient in his grief after an accident takes the lives of his wife and child and has permitted that grief to enlarge him.

Michael Reed is living a posthumous life. In spite of outward appearances — he holds a respectable university teaching position; he is an articulate and attractive addition to local social life — he’s a dead man walking.

Nothing can touch Reed, nothing can move him, although he observes with a mordant clarity the lives whirling vigorously around him. Of his recent bereavement, nearly four years earlier, he observes, “I’m speaking as I’d speak of a change in the earth’s climate, or the recent war.”

Facing the unwelcome end of his temporary stint at the university, Reed finds himself forced “to act like somebody who cares what happens to him. ” Tentatively he begins to let himself make contact with a host of characters in this small academic town, souls who seem to have in common a tentativeness of their own. In this atmosphere characterized, as he says, “by cynicism, occasional brilliance, and small, polite terror,” he manages, against all his expectations, to find people to light his way through his private labyrinth.

Elegant and incisively observed, The Name of the World is Johnson at his best: poignant yet unsentimental, replete with the visionary imaginative detail for which his work is known. Here is a tour de force by one of the most astonishing writers at work today.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harper Perennial (April 14, 2001)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 144 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0060929650
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0060929657
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 4.3 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.04 x 5.42 x 0.38 inches

Focus : How to Focus in a Noisy and Distracted World

Focus : How to Focus in a Noisy and Distracted World

Between the busy world and constantly beeping cell phone in your pocket, it may seem impossible to stay focused throughout the day.

Although it certainly is a challenge to stay focused in this noisy and distracted world, it’s not impossible.

With the proper guidance and time management tips, you can learn helpful techniques for staying focused, even when the world around you is noisy.

This informative guide will help you stay focused in the modern era. With the help of this guide, you can learn how to stay focused in this noisy, distracted, and digital world.

Here are some things that you will learn in this guide:

The psychology of staying focused;
What science has to say about concentration and boosting focus;
How to stay motivated;
What is the Pareto Principle and how to use it;
How to set goals that keep you on track;
How to organize your workspace so that it helps you stay focused;How to stay focused in the digital age;How to minimize distractions from your phone and the internet;
How to practice digital minimalism at work;
How to take back your time;
What is Parkinson’s Law and how to use it;
What is the Pomodoro Technique and how to use it;
How to prioritize tasks;
Single tasking versus multitasking;
Why breaks are important throughout the day;
How to take breaks in a way that leads to increased focus;
What you should eat to remain energized and focused;
How water intake impacts your concentration;
And much more!

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B093Y8PS3D
Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 30, 2021
Language ‏ : ‎ English
File size ‏ : ‎ 6598 KB
Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
Print length ‏ : ‎ 41 pages

MILAN TRAVEL GUIDE 2023 : Your Ultimate Guide To Exploring the City of Fashion and Culture (EXPLORING THE WORLD)

MILAN TRAVEL GUIDE 2023 : Your Ultimate Guide To Exploring the City of Fashion and Culture (EXPLORING THE WORLD)

GET READY TO UNVEIL THE WONDERS OF MILAN!
Our travel guide is your ultimate resource for exploring this captivating destination. Unlock hidden treasures and local favorites, and create memories that will leave a lasting impression.Embark on a journey to the fashion capital of the world, Milan, where timeless elegance, artistic marvels, and vibrant city life await you. In this all-encompassing travel guide, you’ll uncover everything you need to know to make the most of your Milanese adventure.Immerse yourself in the city’s rich history and culture as you wander through the awe-inspiring Duomo di Milano, explore the opulent Sforza Castle, and delve into masterpieces at the iconic Brera Art Gallery. Unveil Milan’s prestigious heritage and discover how it has shaped art, fashion, and design.Indulge in Milan’s culinary delights, from delectable risotto alla Milanese to mouthwatering panettone. Unearth the secrets of Milanese cuisine as you savor artisanal gelato, sample tantalizing street food, and experience the buzzing atmosphere of local markets. Raise a glass and toast to the city’s wine and aperitivo culture, where timeless elegance meets modern sophisticationMarvel at Milan’s architectural wonders, from the sleek lines of the modern skyscrapers in the Porta Nuova district to the elegant beauty of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Unleash your inner fashionista as you explore the glamorous Quadrilatero della Moda, home to world-renowned designer boutiques and luxury brands.Discover the vibrant local culture as you attend Milan’s illustrious events, from the exhilarating Milan Fashion Week to the stunning performances at Teatro alla Scala. Immerse yourself in the bustling energy of the Navigli district, where trendy bars, vibrant nightlife, and enchanting canals await.Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, this guidebook is your ultimate companion for your Milanese adventure. With practical information on transportation, accommodations, and attractions, along with insider tips and recommendations, you’ll have everything you need to plan your dream trip to Milan.
So pack your bags and get ready to uncover the allure of Milan, where art, fashion, and cosmopolitan flair converge to create an unforgettable experience. With this guidebook in hand, you’ll have the freedom to explore the city at your own pace, savoring every moment and crafting memories that will stay with you forever.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C9J1KF7G
Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 26, 2023
Language ‏ : ‎ English
File size ‏ : ‎ 1211 KB
Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
Print length ‏ : ‎ 72 pages

Learn About Italy For Kids: Ages 8-12 Includes Fun Facts About History and Modern Italian Culture (Learn About the World)

Learn About Italy For Kids: Ages 8-12 Includes Fun Facts About History and Modern Italian Culture (Learn About the World)

“The first thing I do when I get to Italy is order a big plate of spaghetti and meatballs!” exclaimed my 11-year-old grandson.

“Sorry, buddy”, I replied, “you won’t find a restaurant in Italy with spaghetti and meatballs on the menu”.

He assumed I was joking, but then he’s used to discovering unbelievable facts about the places he visits from reading my Learn About the World Series.

I explained that spaghetti with meatballs is an American invention and not something you can get off the menu in Italy. Spaghetti, yes, but it won’t be served with meatballs. “And you can forget about toast made with garlic butter”, I added. “In Italy, we will ask for fettunta, a slice of toasted bread with garlic and olive oil”.

“Please tell me we can get pizza there,” he said with hope in his eyes. “of course!” I answered, “pizza was invented in Naples, Italy, and in fact, is listed as a Unesco World Heritage site. We’ll have the best pizza in the world!”.

If you’re about to take a child on a trip to Italy or want your children to learn more about the history and culture of Italy, be sure to get Learn About Italy for Kids. It’s filled with facts and tips for visiting Italy, with colourful photographs, cartoons and “bite-size” fun facts to make reading about this great country entertaining and informative.

Learn About Italy for Kids is written for kids ages 8 – 12, but I promise you’ll learn something too!

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Meonatrip (February 20, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 80 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1738769259
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1738769254
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 6.3 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 0.19 x 10 inches

Creative Haven Around the World Color by Number (Adult Coloring Books: World & Travel)

Creative Haven Around the World Color by Number (Adult Coloring Books: World & Travel)

Take a globe-trotting coloring adventure with 46 stunning scenes of major cities, tropical islands, mountaintop vistas, exotic markets, and other popular tourist destinations!
 
Color and travel your way around the globe with 46 picturesque places to visit that include New York City, Paris, London, Dubai, Barcelona—as well as international landmarks and breathtaking sights found in Mexico, Germany, Egypt, China, Russia, Greece, Italy, Ireland, and dozens more countries. It’s easy to achieve realistic effects with the help of lightly printed numbers that correspond to a simple color key. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Around The World Color By Number and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment.
  Each image is shown in full color on the inside covers. You can duplicate these images by following the color guide on the inside front cover, or choose your own palette for a more personal touch.Each scene is highly detailed and enclosed in a border for a finished look. The name of each location appears at the bottom of the page, to the left of the perforation line.The artwork in this book is based on a standard set of colored pencils. It is best to use hard colored pencils, allowing for a thinner line, 24 will allow you to fully color the artwork presented here.Because of the level of detail in this book, printed numbers and a color key provide a guide to perfect shading and realistic effects. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display.Coloring is a great hobby, and an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.  
Find your true colors with Creative Haven® and hundreds of other coloring books. For over ten years, Creative Haven®, Dover’s bestselling series of coloring books for adults, has offered highly detailed illustrations based on today’s most popular and sophisticated themes. And according to CNN, FOX News, and The Huffington Post, coloring is a great way for adults to relax and beat stress. Plus, the American Art Therapy Association endorses the use of Dover coloring and activity books in a self-care regimen. You can choose from a variety of different editions, including 3-D, Black Backgrounds, Stained Glass, Draw and Color, Dot-to-Dot, and Color by Number. Coloring books also make excellent gifts for birthdays, holidays, and any occasion.
 

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Specifically designed for colorists looking for artistic fulfillment and a therapeutic refuge to escape the stress of daily life, we released our first Creative Haven title in 2012

Since then, we’ve published over 500 titles and sold over 20 million copies!Printed on premium-quality paperIntricate designs to colorPages are printed on one side onlyPerforated for easy removal and display of your finished pieces

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Stunning illustrations!

We’re excited to continue offering beautiful and inspiring designs, plus new editions to this wonderful coloring book series.

Animals to Color

Bird & Butterfly Coloring

Christmastime Coloring

Color by Number Books

Entangled Designs to Color

Fantasy Designs to Color

Fashions to Color

Flowers to Color

Inspirational & Religion

Mandalas to color

Family Pets to Color

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dover Publications (July 14, 2021)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 96 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0486846989
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0486846989
Reading age ‏ : ‎ 8 years and up
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.3 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches

Milan: Hardcover White Decorative Book for Decorating Shelves, Coffee Tables, Home Decor, Stylish World Fashion Cities Design (8)

Milan: Hardcover White Decorative Book for Decorating Shelves, Coffee Tables, Home Decor, Stylish World Fashion Cities Design (8)

Decorate your home in a modern style and aesthetic with this hardcover black and white decorative book featuring the world famous fashion city MILAN in a text design on the dust jacket front cover and spine. The perfect stylish book accent to add to your coffee table, bookcase, or home office desk.

ONE HARDCOVER DECORATIVE BOOK from our World Fashion Cities Series.SIZE: This book is 6.14″ x 9.21″ x 1.25″ with 500 lined and unlined pages.COLOR: White cover with MILAN in black text on the front and the spine of the book.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Murre Book Decor (August 24, 2020)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 500 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1951373154
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1951373153
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.08 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.14 x 1.25 x 9.21 inches

LAKE COMO a World within a World: Beautiful Images Of destination with a pure beauty, a marvelous nature and breath-taking views (Places Around The … Take Your Breath Away, Tourism Guide Book)

LAKE COMO a World within a World: Beautiful Images Of destination with a pure beauty, a marvelous nature and breath-taking views (Places Around The ... Take Your Breath Away, Tourism Guide Book)

Attractive Images Collection For Lake Como In Italy

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B7QT4X3M
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (July 29, 2022)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 40 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8843030308
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 6.7 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches

The Conquerors: How Carlo Ancelotti Made AC Milan World Champions

The Conquerors: How Carlo Ancelotti Made AC Milan World Champions

The Conquerors charts the rise, fall and resurgence of AC Milan across one of the club’ s most legendary eras. 

Fresh from a coaching baptism of fire at either end of the top Italian divisions, former club favourite Carlo Ancelotti returned to a then-disjointed Rossoneri dressing room as first-team manager in 2001.

Out of sorts, out of form and out of touch with the standards set by the side in Ancelotti’ s day, AC Milan found a much-needed stabilising influence in the new coach, who helped them through a phase of transition. Though his impact wasn’ t immediate, nor without its share of dissenters, Ancelotti would ultimately return the team to its former glory.

The Conquerors is a homage to one of the greatest club sides in football history. It’ s a story of incredible talent, iconic moments and the kind of improbable redemption usually reserved for Hollywood movie scripts. 

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C4BG6M4W
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pitch Publishing Ltd (April 24, 2023)
Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 24, 2023
Language ‏ : ‎ English
File size ‏ : ‎ 11334 KB
Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
Print length ‏ : ‎ 348 pages

Collect the World (A LitRPG Adventure, Book 1)

Collect the World (A LitRPG Adventure, Book 1)

Enticed by the System, native forces vied for ownership of the realm. Heroes and tyrants rose from the masses. Generations came and went, and yet when the war raged on, the System decided to add a new player to the board.

Keith Walker has just come of age when he learns what it feels like to be powerless. Forced by events beyond his control, Keith comes to terms with his family’s true heritage and decides that from now on, he’d control his own fate.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C64J18KH
Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 7, 2023
Language ‏ : ‎ English
File size ‏ : ‎ 1265 KB
Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
Print length ‏ : ‎ 452 pages